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'''Friedrich Max Müller''' (6 December 1823 – 28 October 1900), generally known as '''Max Müller''', was a German Confederation|German-born philologist and oriental studies|Orientalist, who lived and studied in Britain for most of his life. He was one of the founders of the western academic field of Indology|Indian studies and the discipline of comparative religion.Sara Abraham and Brannon Hancock, doctoral students of theology in University of Glasgow [http://www.giffordlectures.org/Author.asp?AuthorID=127 ''Friedrich Max Muller'']. Gifford Lectures. Müller wrote both scholarly and popular works on the subject of Indology. The ''Sacred Books of the East'', a 50-volume set of English translations, was prepared under his direction. He also promoted the idea of a Turanian languages|Turanian family of languages.
Birth nameFriedrich Max Müller
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1823|12|6}}
Birth placeDessau, Duchy of Anhalt, German Confederation
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1900|10|28|1823|12|6}}
Death placeOxford, Oxfordshire, England
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NationalityBritish
EthnicityGerman
Citizenship| education =University of Leipzig
Alma mater| notableworks = ''The Sacred Books of the East'', ''Chips from a German Workshop''
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